Warrant issued for driver accused in fatal Greeley crash

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A man fleeing a police officer crashed in Weld County Friday night, killing a teen and sending himself and another man to the hospital in critical condition. (Photo: Larry Bases)

GREELEY, Colo. — A warrant has been issued for the driver accused in a fatal car crash in Greeley on Friday night.

The Greeley Police Department said an officer attempted to stop Wyatt Richard Nykamp, 34, for running a red light, but he allegedly drove off.

The officer said he chose not to follow the Nykamp, but four minutes later, Nykamp allegedly was going more than 80 mph when he crashed into another car in the intersection of Highway 85 and Eighth Street.

The driver of the second car, 17-year-old Riley Young, was killed in the crash. His father, James Scott Young, 44, was critically injured and transported to North Colorado Medical Center.

Nykamp was ejected from his vehicle as it rolled several times and was critically injured. Young and Nykamp remain hospitalized at NCMC.

The warrant accuses Nykamp of vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, felony eluding, reckless driving, driving under revocation and a red light violation.

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